If following the news makes you sad or angry, you’re following the wrong kind of news. Enter Emily Coxhead. In 2015, she launched The Happy News, a newspaper focused on only the good stuff. Aiming to add a little bit of sunshine to this sometimes gloomy planet, her website brings a refreshing twist on what we typically know as “news,” reporting on positive changes and truly inspiring people.
Since launching The Happy News, Coxhead has turned into somewhat of a celebrity, appearing on BBC, and HuffPost, amongst other more traditional publications. Aside from her website, she also runs a buzzing Instagram page (with more than 130k fans to date), as well as a line of merch that includes a range of merry. greeting cards. And if that’s not enough, she’s also published a book titles Make Someone Happy with Penguin Random House.
“The fact that I can do what makes me happy for a living whilst also making others happy surely has to be the best thing ever!” she exclaimed in an interview with Virgin. “But also cups of tea, biscuits, and sunsets make me happy.”
Working from her rainbow-filled office, her goal is simple but poignant: make other people happy. “Without really realizing I started on my little happy mission,” she admits. “I thought if I could make a few people’s worlds a little happier then that’s what I would do until I figured out what I was going to do for a ‘proper’ job. I set up a Kickstarter to fund the first issue of The Happy Newspaper, a newspaper to celebrate all the good stuff going on in the world.”
But of course, that was only the beginning. Follow her social media pages for a bit of sunshine: